updated: Jan 04, 2013, 2:25 PM
Source: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department
On 1-04-2013 at approximately 1100 hours, there was a disturbance in the Main Jail exercise
yard. At the time of the incident there were approximately 36 inmates in the exercise yard.
Custody Deputies immediately responded and quelled the incident. One inmate was transported
to the hospital for a non-life threatening injury received during the disturbance, while five
inmates were treated by jail medical staff for minor injuries. No staff members were injured
during this incident. Standard protocol in these types of incidents that involve several inmates
includes an immediate lockdown of the jail. The lockdown will be maintained while jail staff
conducts an investigation into the cause of the incident. It is anticipated that the lockdown will
continue into the weekend, causing an interruption or full-cancellation of the weekend visitation
schedule. Those persons planning to visit an inmate at the jail this weekend should call the jail at
805-681-4260 prior to coming to the jail, to determine if visitation has been resumed.
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